A house divided.
My husband and I decided to give in and try something other than the traditional inner spring mattress that we are used to. We shopped around a lot and tried out several memory foam mattress styles. Having the back and joint issues that I do, I was not able to move around in the memory foam beds easily because of how they conform and mold around your body. When trying the iComfort Blue Touch 500 Plush mattress, I got that comfortable memory foam feel but I was able to toss and turn without the struggle! It actually felt very plush. When the mattress was delivered, we were pleasantly surprised that there was no new mattress chemical smell to it. And although nobody is really going to see the mattress itself, I will say it does look nicer than your traditional mattress. It has a gray and navy fabric that is very soft to the touch. I think it felt nicer to lay on the mattress itself than on our nice sheets! If you're worried about possible staining, this set would hide it a lot better than a typical white mattress. Also, there is a zipper on the underside of the mattress, which will make it really nice to be able to wash and not just spot clean. My husband felt quite comfortable sleeping in this bed. He is hot natured and the mattress' cooling features kept him comfortable all night. Myself, on the other hand, have chronic pain and although I felt the bed was comfortable at first, it did not do me any good after a night's sleep. I gave it a little over a month to see if I would get used to the mattress and it just didn't happen for me. We ended up placing it in the guest room. My in-laws came in for a visit and they also had split feelings on the mattress. He said he had never slept better and didn't even wake up at night like he normally does. But she said that she didn't sleep well on it. She also said if she wasn't a stomach sleeper, then maybe it would have been different.